Kenneth Bunn is the United States’ premier wildlife sculptor. By leaving the sense of molded clay, his modeled surfaces cast in bronze are appealingly tactile and convey dynamic movement. Bunn studied both anatomy and taxidermy to learn veristic anatomical structure—muscles on a cougar flicker tautly, for example, and a bear’s store of winter fat appears to wobble on his sculptures. He travels around the world to examine animals firsthand and his subjects include both local and exotic subjects. Animals are alert, engaged and almost sweetly comic in some cases. Bunn works on various scales, including monumental sculptures like Silent Pursuit, an 8-foot long stalking cougar perched inside the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Kenneth Bunn is a member of the National Academy of Design, the National Sculpture Society, the National Academy of Western Art, and the Society of Animal Artists. He has also received many awards for his sculptures, including the Barnett Award from the National Academy of Design, a Bronze Medal from the National Sculpture Society, the Distinguished Wildlife Artist Award from the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, and most recently the Rungius and Frederic Remington Awards. His sculptures are recognized in many museums and private collections in North America, Europe, and Africa, including the Smithsonian Institution, the National Academy of Design, the National Sculpture Society, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Gilcrease Museum, and the National Museum of Wildlife Art, which houses ten of Bunn’s works.